Introduces the history of Chinese food around the world. Illustrates how the globalization of Chinese food is deeply connected to Chinese migration patterns, expansion of Western influence in Asia, and race relations in places of Chinese settlement. Focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically on major events in modern world history that affected the availability and demand for Chinese food. Also looks briefly at Chinese merchants trading in exotic foods in Southeast Asia during the 18th century. Throughout the term, students work on digital maps which serve as the basis of many assignments, including presentations and papers. Limited to 18.
Faculty: Lee, Heather